Best Glaucoma Doctors SW Florida
Glaucoma is often part of the aging process. If you are looking for the best glaucoma doctors in SW Florida, get in touch with Elmquist Eye Group for early diagnosis and the latest treatments, including laser and conventional surgery options.
Elmquist Eye Group has been serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and communities throughout Lee County and Southwest Florida for 25 years.
Our skilled team includes board certified ophthalmologists E. Trevor Elmquist, DO and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, board certified optometrists Kate Wagner, OD (partner) and Nina Burt, OD, and well-trained opticians. We offer a unique blend of expert eye care and a passion for providing the best service to everyone in your family, from children to adults.
How Is Glaucoma Detected?
Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes vision loss by damaging a part of the eye called the optic nerve. A healthy optic nerve is essential because it carries information from the eyes to the brain.
Getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam at Elmquist Eye Group is the most important thing you can do to detect glaucoma before it damages your vision. A glaucoma screening that checks only the pressure of the eye is not sufficient.
We will use drops to dilate the pupil of your eye to examine your optic nerve and other diagnostic tests to visualize and assess any damage to the optic nerve. We may also inspect the drainage structure of your eye, analyze the optic nerve by means of a scanning laser, take optic nerve photos, measure the corneal thickness, and test the visual fields of each eye.
Diagnosing glaucoma is not always simple, and careful evaluation of the optic nerve is essential for diagnosis and treatment. At Elmquist Eye Group, we will look at many factors before making decisions about the severity of your glaucoma and treatment.
Each person’s eyes are unique, and the treatment for glaucoma will depend upon the nature and severity of the disease. Although glaucoma cannot be cured, when detected and treated at an early stage, its progress can often be slowed.
Glaucoma can usually be treated and controlled using eye drops, medication(s), laser surgery, conventional surgery or a combination of these treatments, to prevent damage to the optic nerve from occurring.
Although eye drops are often the first step in glaucoma treatment, laser surgery may be equally effective. After a complete examination, Dr. Elmquist, Dr. Wagner, or Dr. Burt will discuss treatment options with you.
If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma or have risk factors for the disease, schedule an appointment with the best glaucoma doctors in SW Florida at Elmquist Eye Group. We are always delighted to answer your questions and address concerns you may have about your eyes or vision. Contact us today at (239) 936-2020 to get started on improving your vision.